"I am pleased to announce Joe Herlihy's promotion to general counsel," said University President William P. Leahy, SJ. "As associate general counsel, Joe demonstrated his skill as a lawyer, and gained an understanding of Boston College that will serve him well as he responds to legal matters involving the University."
In his previous post, Herlihy was responsible mostly for overseeing legal matters related to real estate issues, though he also worked in other areas, such as student life law, contracts, negotiations and employment law.
As general counsel, he is responsible for managing all of the University's legal affairs and supervising the work of the various law firms the University engages to represent it in some specific matters.
General Counsel Joseph Herlihy will oversee the University's legal affairs. (Photo by Gary Gilbert)
"I am looking forward to the challenges and opportunities this job presents," said Herlihy. "As a lawyer, I consider myself fortunate to represent an institution I admire so much."
Herlihy earned his juris doctor degree from Boston University, where he was an editor of the law review, in 1986. He holds a master's degree in French from Yale University (1978), and earned his bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College in 1975.
Prior to arriving at Boston College, Herlihy practiced at the Boston law firm of Goodwin, Proctor & Hoar, where he specialized in real estate law.
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